Mercyhurst took the Division III national title yesterday by beating Adelphi 9-8.
Final Four/National Championship Weekend at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore wraps up today with the Division I men’s national championship game.
It will be Maryland vs. Virginia at 3:30 p.m. If you’re not in B-More, you can catch the game on ESPN.
In men’s title games yesterday in Baltimore, Mercyhurst edged Adelphi 9-8 (Division II) and Salisbury rolled to a 19-7 win over defending national champ Tufts (Division III).
Northwestern pulled out an 8-7 win over Maryland to win the NCAA D-I women’s title in a game played yesterday at Stony Brook University.
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You can check out the scores and schedules for all three divisions for men’s and women’s college lacrosse for this championship weekend by clicking here.
The CIAC tournament started Saturday with qualifying-round games. Among them: No. 12 Greenwich beat No. 21 Stamford 16-4 and No.17 Cheshire beat No. 16 Danbury 12-7.
You can check out the schedule for opening-round games on Wednesday, June 1 and brackets for divisions L, M and S below:
State playoff action starts in New York on Wednesday.
The Nassau and Suffolk finals are set for tomorrow and Wednesday, with marquee matchups Garden City vs. Manhasset (tomorrow at 6 p.m. at Hofstra) and West Islip vs. Smithtown West (Wednesday at 3 p.m. at Stony Brook) highlighting the six games.
Finally, while we’re all very familiar with the popularity lax enjoys in the Hudson Valley/Long Island/Connecticut region, participation in the sport has surged three-fold over two generations in neighboring New Jersey. For more, check out this story in Sunday’s Newark Star-Ledger by clicking here.
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